The Hunger of the Gods: 2 (The Bloodsworn Trilogy)

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The Hunger of the Gods: 2 (The Bloodsworn Trilogy)

The Hunger of the Gods: 2 (The Bloodsworn Trilogy)

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Orka's character development was excellent, I enjoyed seeing another side of her and watch her learn more about herself. Malice, my debut novel, was published by Pan Macmillan in 2012 and went on to win the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Debut of 2012.

I finished this book today and wrote this messy review before sleep so I'll do the editing tomorrow and add any other points I missed.Gwynne, a Viking reenactor, puts in the work, with fine historical details that make the story come to life. I can see that would help avoid the pain of betrayal, true enough, but it also stops you feeling the joy of friendship or love. First, and most importantly, it was actually gripping and I couldn't put the book down, especially in the last 30%. John Gwynne is a master of his craft, and his characters in this story are (in my opinion) the best he's ever created. Firstly, this series continuously integrates Norse-inspired elements such as lore, legends and using Norse languages, making this book feel like a real Norse epic fantasy!

Awesome to be reunited with The Bloodsworn and the rest of the cast in another instalment of horror, torment, loss, and most importantly, friendship. The following three books in the series - Valour, Ruin and Wrath, were all shortlisted for the David Gemmell Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novels of 2014, 2015 and 2016, with Wrath winning the 2017 BookNest Awards for Best Traditionally Published Novel. Pacing: I felt that the pacing of this book is little faster than TSOTG but I wouldn't say its breakneck.It's fewer than Gwynne's usual standard, but the Gwynnado in the middle part of the novel that revolved around his chapters were unputdownable. A book of forbidden magic with the power to raise the wolf god Ulfrir from the dead…and bring about a battle that will shake the foundations of the earth. I am the author of epic fantasy series The Faithful and the Fallen, Of Blood and Bone and The Bloodsworn Saga. Another plus for this book was that we saw the conflict from two perspectives, the "good" and the "bad" guys that line blurred and it wasn't so clear who are the good people (well except Varg and Orka of course).

Orka is still hunting for Breca, and she is using every lead, person, spell, and scrap of information she can find to help her. The characters are household names, so it almost feels as if they are real, and thus the trials, tribulations and torment they are put through just wrenches my heart.And also, the character interaction especially the conversation between the main characters were handled wonderfully and I would love to read more of other characters reaction when they find out Orka is the Skullsplitter. I learned later that some copies had extra material in this concern and some didn't for some reason. It also made us focus on the plot more and what's happening with the characters rather than the characters themselves (since the focus was targeted towards what happened after the cliffhanger). One of the many privileges of being John Gwynne's son is getting access to the first draft of his works. I’m also a Viking re-enactor and enjoy nothing more than standing in the shield wall with my three sons, who are as passionate about swords and axes as I am (when I’m not stuck in my coat of mail; it’s harder than it looks).

And one of the things I appreciate most about one of the new POV characters—Gudvarr—is this, Gwynne is doing something new that he has never done before with Gudvarr’s inner voice. So here we are again, another year and another book by John Gwynne, one of my top favorite authors of all time. Witnessing how much she has developed since her first chapter in The Shadow of the Gods was undeniably satisfying to me. I live on the south coast of the UK with my beautiful wife, three sons and my daughter, and an assortment of animals (at the moment three dogs, a horse and a lamb who thinks she's a dog). I reread The Hunger of the Gods as it was released a few weeks ago, but this time tried it out in an audiobook format.

As Orka continues the hunt for her missing son, the Bloodsworn sweep south in a desperate race to save one of their own–and Varg takes the first steps on the path of vengeance.

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